Clarksville Police noticed two vehicles had pulled into the smoke shop on Riverside Drive just after 2 a.m. Saturday, and stopped to check on them, as bother vehicles had their flashers active. It was immediately clear the two vehicles had been involved in a crash. One of the drivers, 20-year-old Jennifer Forsythe, reeked of alcohol and was visibly intoxicated. She admitted to consuming “a few drinks” before driving, and performed poorly on field sobriety tests.
19-year-old Madison Elise Gerkin was stopped after an officer observed her traveling at 71 mph in a 40 mph zone on N. Riverside Drive just before 3 a.m. She claimed she had not consumed alcohol; however, the officer smelled alcohol coming from the vehicle and Gerkin. An open bottle of New Amsterdam Vodka was found in the vehicle, and Gerkin performed poorly on field sobriety tests.
18-year-old James Potter was charged with underage driving while impaired Saturday night after he was driving his friend’s car, and it rolled over and crashed into a guardrail while he was picking his friend, Austin Beck, up from prom. Potter told police he lost control due to a “mechanical problem,” however Officer Nolan with CPD says Potter reeked of alcohol. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was taken into custody. After a stop for a blood draw at Tennova, he was transported to the Montgomery County Jail.